Posted by Uncle Yap on February 10th, 2009
dd = double definition
cd = cryptic definition
rev = reversed or reversal
ins = insertion
cha = charade
ha = hidden answer
*(fodder) = anagram
A delightful puzzle with many different devices and trickeries.
I simply love the way I was mislead by 6Down
1 NOLO CONTENDERE No loco (engine) + Ins of tender (supplier) in NE (north east of England or Newcastle area)
9 WASTEPIPE Cha of WAS + *(tio pepe minus o)
10 ROMEO Rome (capital of Italy) O (love)
11 AIOLI AI (top grade) + *(oil) a new word for me meaning a garlic-flavoured mayonnaise.
12 SOPHOCLES *(schools pe)
13 PREDATOR What a lovely cd which got me off-track to think of a dd
14 PETROL ha
17 FETISH Ins of ET (heartlessly eat) in fish
19 ROSSITTI *(to resist)
22 REPROBATE Cha of RE (about) Probate (establishing one’s will)
24 WRING Wiring (circuit) minus i
25 LITRE LIT (illuminated) RE (a little or small part of REading)
26 DESPERADO *(road speed)
27 BROAD IN THE BEAM A horse chestnut alluding to Chris Broad, former England cricketer
1 NEW LAMPS FOR OLD Cheeky reference to Aladdin and his genie lamp story from Tales of the Arabian Nights
2 LISSOME Ins of SSOM (rev Kate Moss, model) in LIE (story)
3 CHEMICALS Ins of *(Michael) in CS (CS gas,an irritant gas that affects vision and respiration, synthesized in 1928 by Corson and Stoughton and used in riot control)
4 NAINSOOK Cha of Nain (see Gospel according to St Luke C7 V11 to 17 about the widow whose dead son was resurrected by Jesus Christ) SO OK (that’s all right) Another new word – a kind of muslin like jaconet.
5 EXEMPT Cha of EXE (river) M (Minehead) Pt (point)
6 DARIO This is my favourite clue which took me quite a few minutes of goggling for Dario Fo , Nobel Prize winner for Literature. “Return of ….” do I need to say more ?
7 RAMBLER dd This reminds me of a story of long-winded preachers. One Sunday, three parishioners with a poker date after Sunday lunch sat next to one another at a back pew. The first one kept on looking as his watch while the pastor droned on. The second took out his watch and started winding it. The third one started shaking his watch.
8 CONSULTING ROOM Consul (old Ford model) *(motoring)
15 ELSEWHERE *(wheels) + ERE (before)
16 SOMERSET Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (1506–1552) was Lord Protector of England in the period between the death of Henry VIII in 1547 and his own indictment in 1549. As for the wordplay. I fear this might involve pronunciation of words and this non-native had better stay out of the kitchen
18 TIPSTER Beautiful cd
20 TSIGANE *(gets in a) a Hungarian gypsy
21 GANDHI G (good) and (with) Hi (greeting)
23 OMEGA Rev cha of AGE (one’s year) MO (short time)